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Old Ipswich Transit Centre to be demolished

The former Ipswich Transit Centre is being demolished and the land reshaped for better use, after a thorough consultation process.
 Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard (pictured above) said the old Ipswich Transit Centre was no longer essential to Transport and Main Roads (TMR) business requirements.
 “The Ipswich Transit Centre site was listed as surplus on the Government Land Register recently, and no expressions of interest from government agencies were received.” Ms Howard said.
 “I know the community has been keen for something to be done with the site and I’m excited to see what will now become of it.
 "TMR has carefully evaluated the site considerations and property constraints.
 “The best possible option is to demolish the old building facade and reconfigure the land into one freehold lot that will go to the open market for sale later this year.”
 Demolition is expected to be complete by the end of June 2021, conditions permitting.
 Ms Howard said a bridge at the back of the site, supporting the Mansfield Place ramp, would remain.
 “This structure is owned by the government and remedial works will be undertaken later this year on the bridge,” Ms Howard said.
 “There will be some road impacts while we undertake the works.
 “We thank motorists and the local community for their patience during this time.”
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(Photo: Supplied.)